The CBC recently aired a “Marketplace” programme on homeopathy. By all (credible!) accounts it was a very good piece of investigation and exposé of homeopathy. Two articles worth reading are:
These are the CBC videos on YouTube:
I think that the programme should have emphasised the results from clinical trials rather than the lack of active ingredients in homeopathic treatments. It is clinical trials that indicate if an hypothesis is correct, and homeopathy fails big time; there is no doubt in the results. Still, good programme.
Science, through proper clinical trials, has shown that homeopathy is nothing more than a placebo, and homeopaths are ignoring such evidence. Homeopathy is not a mystery; it’s a placebo. What is a mystery is why this nonsense gets so much support; homeopaths keep pushing their pills and sometimes at the expense of real medicine, causing harm in the process. That mother giving homeopathic treatments in lieu of real vaccinations should be reported for child abuse. And treatment for cancer? It certainly seems that homeopaths are unethical.
Article by Kulvinder Singh Matharu – 2011